BREAKING: Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus

BREAKING: Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for the Royal family has said per CNN.

The 71-year-old, who is first in line for the British throne, has "mild symptoms" of the virus which has placed the UK in lockdown. The spokesperson said that he otherwise "remains in good health".

This is the full statement from Clarence House, as reported by the Evening Standard:

"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.

"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

Prince Charles. Credit: PA Images

The Prince is now self-isolating in Scotland, where he had been carrying out a number of Royal engagements. His wife Camilla, per the Metro, has tested negative for the virus.

This news comes as John Hopkins University reports that there have been a total of 428,405 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and 19,120 deaths at the time of writing.